Composition [After Boyd, Nolan]
fixed in mundane matter the prone body—
penumbral man—dissipates, the trace
of an utterly contingent “this” . . .
or dispossessed & devoured by space—
convulsive—the post-galvanic twitchings
of (trans-)coded flesh? dead-level plains
with crow & skeleton tree, concealing
an interior zone of primordial elements—
inorganic substances as arcane as
salt sulphur mercury-rising phallus-like
from white drought-cracked soil—
the heliod genitals of a mechanised
underworld-infernal seeds groping
upwards to petrified light, flowering
in the negative arborescence of [bushfires, etc.